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Hulk Hogan biopic to star Avengers' Chris Hemsworth

Hulk Hogan biopic to star Avengers' Chris Hemsworth

The wrestling world has reacted in anger after Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, 36, was cast to play Hulk Hogan in a Netflix biography this week. Phillips and Hemsworth are among the producers, as is Spotlight Oscar victor Michael Sugar, Bradley Cooper (via the Join Effort banner he holds with Phillips), and Eric Bischoff, the latter of whom is a longtime wrestling industry name and has had a long working relationship with Hogan.

The upcoming Hulk Hogan biopic is reportedly still in the very early stages of production, but additional co-producers Michael Sherman and Steve Desmond also were revealed.

Depending on your age bracket, you're probably familiar with one of two possible Hulk Hogans, whose outside-the-ring name is Terry Bollea.

In the 1980s, Hogan was a superstar, bringing wrestling to new heights.

Hemsworth comes to the project having appeared as the Norse god of thunder, Thor, in seven Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, a tally that rises to eight after April's Avengers: Endgame.

The upcoming Hulk Hogan biopic is now in the middle of closing a deal with Netflix.

Acting as a consultant and executive producer should be fairly easy for Hogan as he works alongside Chris Hemsworth.

Hemsworth will say his prayers and eat his vitamins in the upcoming flick which is set to be directed by Todd Phillips, he of The Hangover, Old School, and Road Trip fame. For anyone who remembers, Hulk Hogan was the real deal, Brother!

It will instead zero in on the reason why we knew him in the first place: wrestling.

"I knew that this was a guy that people love and people relate to for whatever reasons", Abdul-Mateen II told Comicbook".

Are you excited to see Chris Hemsworth's take on Hulk Hogan?


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